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    Man beats woman after she referred to him as a “CHOMO”

    Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Ocklawaha man is behind bars after he repeatedly struck a woman who referred to him as a "CHOMO." "CHOMO" is prison...
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    Arctic air could bring rain-snow mix to Florida, freeze warning for Marion County

    According to global forecast models, there is a blast of winter weather trying to enter Florida around February 12 or 13. Forecasters from AccuWeather say...
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    FDLE Crime Report shows Ocala climbing Florida’s most dangerous cities list, murder rate up...

    A Uniform Crime Report released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows that total violent crime was up in Marion County for 2019. In...
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    Winn-Dixie employee arrested, undervalued his meat

    Dunnellon, Florida -- A Winn-Dixie loss prevention employee discovered that a meat department employee had been discounting his meat and then checking himself out...
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    Woman shares story of abuse at hands of Marion County firefighter

    UPDATE: Domestic violence victim Nicole Leinas said it was hard to come out with her story because of victim shaming. Leinas said that she was...
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    Lawsuit filed against Marion County Sheriff, Billy Woods

    UPDATE: On July 2, 2020, at approximately 8 a.m., less than 24 hours after this article was published, Judge Anthony Tatti signed an Order...
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    Dunnellon man shoots mother, grandmother, then turns gun on himself

    A seven-hour standoff with the Marion County Sheriff's Office SWAT team ended with three dead. On Sunday, March 7, 2021, at approximately 6:00 p.m, MCSO...
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    Local prostitute told undercover officer, no butt

    Ocala, Florida -- On April 22, 2014, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) conducted a "Prostitution" operation throughout Marion County, Florida. At approximately 4...
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    Ocala woman allegedly raped, left on side of road, suspect on the loose

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who allegedly kidnapped and raped a woman. The victim told authorities that the incident took...

    Bodycam video shows guardian was calm during arrest

    Marion County -- Bodycam video shows just how calm former guardian Rebecca Lee Fierle-Santoian was while being served an arrest warrant. The Florida Department of...
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    FHP: MCSO Sgt. charged with careless driving following crash

    On Sunday, Marion County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Paul Bloom, 47, was driving east on County Road 464 when he rear-ended 65-year-old Hilroy Browne who...
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    Woman who was bludgeoned with baseball bat, dies

    Jennifer Powell, 53, who was attacked by a man with a baseball bat, and had been on life support at Ocala Regional Medical Center,...
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    Man arrested after he tried to force himself on a juvenile as she slept

    A 20-year-old was arrested Tuesday and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behavior by an Adult Over 18. On December 18, Jerome Merritt was hanging out...
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    Woman threatened man over his sausage

    Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Ocklawaha woman remains behind bars after she was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery. A deputy responded to Tall Pines Mobile...

    Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy fired, arrested

    A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who was allegedly in the FTO program, was fired after he was arrested for domestic battery. Jaime Lopez, 22,...
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    Woman arrested for theft, previously gave up husband’s drug safe

    On October 14, Ocala police responded to Walmart, located at 4980 E. Silver Springs Blvd. after a woman was reported for stealing merchandise. Dana Corrigan,...
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    One dead, another injured following Thursday morning crash

    Ocala Police Department crash investigators said Thursday that one person died and another was injured following a two-vehicle car crash. The crash occurred at approximately...
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    4-year-old hit by truck, listed in serious condition

      Ocala, Florida -- A 4-year-old girl remains in serious condition after she was struck by a vehicle Monday. The girl suffered multiple broken bones and...
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    Marion County update on COVID-19 by zip code

      Marion County received confirmation of five additional cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, today. This brings Marion County’s total case count to 55. The most...
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    Masks will now be required in Ocala

    Last updated on August 10, 2020. Read the update here. The City of Ocala, in a 4-1 vote, passed an emergency measure to force citizens...